Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity in England: Level 3 Online Training March 2022

Where is it?

Online- You will be sent an invite to attend via Microsoft Teams ,

When is it?

From Tuesday, 8th March, 2022
until Wednesday, 16th March, 2022

Sport England Club Matters Autumn Winter Toolkit

This course covers Safeguarding Adults for Lead Safeguarding Officers/Deputies in NGBs and Active Partnerships in England. It is also relevant for National Lead/Deputy Safeguarding Officers in unregulated/unfunded sport and activity organisations.

We’ll explore best practice, the law, how to respond to and report safeguarding adult concerns, creating a safer culture and an inclusive and accessible environment, and the importance of effective safeguarding policies and procedures.

We only have space for 15 delegates per course, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone responsible for receiving concerns and making safeguarding adult referrals in NGBs, Active Partnerships and unregulated/unfunded sport and activity organisations in England. As this is a Level 3 training course, the expectation is that participants will have covered the basics of safeguarding adults (either in Basic Awareness Training or Training at Levels 1 or 2), and therefore have a general understanding of the fundamental concepts of safeguarding adults before attending this training. If you are from another home nation, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Time, Dates & Cost

The training will take place across four 1.5 hour online sessions – 1:30pm-3:00pm

Please note that you must be available to attend each session to complete the full training course.

  • Tuesday 8th March
  • Wednesday 9th March
  • Tuesday 15th March
  • Wednesday 16th March

This course is free for Sport England or UK Sport funded NGBs and Active Partnerships in England. For anyone else wanting to attend, there is a charge of £125.

Cancellation Policy: If you notify us within 28 days of the course start that you cannot attend, you will not be charged. If you provide less than 28 days notice or do not attend on the day, you will be charged the full course fee. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to nominate a colleague from your organisation, emailing their name and email address 48 hours before the start of the event to

Training Objectives

There will be small group work and a small amount of reading/thinking between sessions.

The aim of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Training is to enable you to:

  • Understand background and context of Safeguarding Adults including relevant key legislation, guidance and principles and how they relate to sport and activity.
  • Recognise the importance of Safeguarding Adult Policies and Procedures and understand how other policies and procedures can support safeguarding in sport and activity.
  • Understand your role and responsibilities when receiving and responding to safeguarding adult concerns and making safeguarding adult referrals to the Local Authority.
  • Understand issues of consent, defensible decision making, confidentiality and information sharing.
  • Identify responsibilities of sports organisations in safeguarding scenarios – ‘putting policy and procedures into practice’.
  • Understand the wider context of safeguarding adults in terms of creating a safer, more inclusive and accessible environment and culture.
  • Help you to identify gaps and actions you need to take away with you to improve safeguarding adult practice – through Personal Goal Setting.

Book Your Place

This course is fully-booked!

We’re running this Level 3 course multiple times throughout 2022: